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EJTA Research project - Advisory board

Journalistic Roles, Values and Qualifications in the 21st century; how journalism educators view the future of a profession in transition.

Dr. Maria Lukina – Chair; Moscow
Mike Baker; Plymouth
Dr. Annelore Deprez; Ghent
Dr. Merja Drake; Helsinki
DAri Heinonen; Tampere
Dr. Anna Keshelashvili; Tbilisi
Dr. Radu Meza; Cluj/Napoca
Dr. Nikos S. Panagiotou; Thessaloniki
Kate Shanahan; Dublin

The research will be financed and carried out by Windesheim Media Research Centre, Zwolle (Netherlands) under the supervision of Dr. Nico Drok.


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EUFACTCHECK is the fact-checking project of EJTA that intends to build a sustainable curriculum unit on fact checking within a European network of Journalism schools.
The project gathers more than 20 EJTA schools that organise national fact-checking projects for their students in order to prepare for its peak: a European fact-checking network during EU parliamentary elections in 2019.
The EUFACTCHECK schools all want to work on the following main objectives:
•    to support quality journalism and journalism education;
•    to train journalism students the latest fact-checking techniques and tools with which they can produce quality fact-checks on a pan-European platform;
•    to contribute to the accuracy of European political statements made by media and politicians in order to enhance a more fact-based public debate.

In order to establish this, EJTA organises workshops for the EUCHECK participants to discuss the concept, methodology and practical output, one day before the EJTA conferences.

Kick-off Meeting on 26th of October 2016 in Paris

The presentations given at the Kick-off meeting in Paris can be consulted here:

Presentations meeting Munich 2017 (spring)

Train the trainer Moscow 2017 (autumn)

Barcelona 2018 (Spring)

From spring 2018 onwards all documents and resources will be gathered on Google Drive.

Thessaloniki 2018 (Autumn)

In October 2018 we’ll launch the website www.eufactcheck.eu 

Revision of the Tartu Declaration

This detailed analysis of what journalism students should be taught was adopted by EJTA in 2006 at its AGM in Tartu.
It has been used as a benchmark by other organisations around the world, including UNESCO.
It has been revised in 2013 in the light of the dramatic changes in journalism practice over the past years.

Mobility Catalogue

EJTA’s fully searchable mobility catalogue enables students to investigate courses elsewhere in Europe for which they could apply.


  • MEDIANE – Media Exchanges for Diversity Inclusiveness, Antiracism and Non-discrimination in Europe

    EJTA is a member of this joint EU/CoE MEDIANE programme which will contribute to the fight against racism and to fostering mutual understanding.
    The programme includes encounters at which journalists and journalism trainers can work to build indicators on media diversity and inclusiveness, and exchanges to allow journalists and trainers to strengthen their personal capacity for including diversity in training, editorial management and content production.

    ​The final outcome of the project will be an index of media diversity which will be a tool for media professionals and trainers to use in decision-making and to self-monitor their diversity inclusiveness. 

  • Media Hackers: Digital Competences for Journalists

    This EU-funded project aims to provide a flexible and basic training for journalists so that they are better equipped to cope with the new technologies.
    The project began by indentifying current training methods, and the skills and training needs of journalists in the partners’ countries.

    The project will offer training material, opportunities and methodologies designed for the needs and demands of journalists.
    It will produce a complete training programme (including face-to-face and online learning) for journalists, thus increasing their employability.

    Upgrading of skills and competencies of journalists is clearly a crucial need not only for journalists entering the market, but especially for the journalists who started working before the digital revolution.

    For full details please see